Staff Excellence Awards

The Staff Excellence Awards celebrate and recognise the achievements of staff right across Queen's. Open to all staff, awards are presented in six categories with individual prizes of £1,000 available.

About the awards

Nominations can be made across six categories.

Nominations can be from staff and students and may include a mixture of: self-nomination; manager nomination; colleague or student nomination.

Award Categories

How to nominate

Online nominations for the Staff Excellence Awards are now closed.

Many thanks to all staff who took the time to nominate colleagues, and good luck to all our nominees.

Shortlisting and Judging

Marion Matchett

Judging Panel

Chaired by Senate member Marion Matchett, the Judging Panel will be made up of representatives from the main staff categories from across the Faculties and Professional Services and a student representative.

The Panel will assess nominations against the criteria listed in each award category.

Meet the Judging Panel

Shortlist Announcement

The shortlist for the 2017 Awards was announced on 8 January 2018.

Some 150 nominations were received.

Awards Ceremony and Prizes

Awards Ceremony

The Staff Excellence Awards Presentation took place in the Whitla Hall on Friday 9 February 2018.

Nominators and shortlisted individuals and teams, as well as key stakeholders and other staff, were invited to attend the ceremony.


Individual winners received a personal prize of £1,000. Team winners each received £1,000 with a cap of £5,000 per team.

In addition, all winners received a trophy.

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